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Minister of Tourism Arrindell says attendance of Colombian ANATO Trade Show was to show commitment

St. Maarten News – Minister Hon. Ingrid Arrindell of the Ministry Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT), said the destinations attendance and presence at the 35th Annual Colombian Association of Travel and Touri

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HOPE takes part in the biggest volunteer program in the Kingdom

St. Maarten News - Mercedes van der Waals-Wyatt and the HOPE team were happy to partake in the volunteer program that SXM DOET hosted this year. What’s more is that SXM DOET is on a mission to help improve the general idea of volunteering and commu

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Kites dancing Soca Salsa in the Pond Island sky.

St. Maarten News - The KITE MAKING workshop for young and old organized by Beyond Kultura Events Foundation last Friday 11th of March at the Bible Baptist Church, Arch Road in Sucker garden went very successful, one of the kite instructors declared.

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Texaco & Sabor Latino select first Tank & Win Promo winners

St. Maarten News - Texaco is teaming up with Montage Events, the promoter of the Sabor Latino concert for Carnival 2016, for the second time around to give away concert tickets in the month of March. Customers that tank a minimum of Naf. 29 at both

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Mazda2 Motor Car is top prize for TelEm Group “I Am Carnival” SM S campaign

GREAT BAY – TelEm Group’s Carnival promotion team have taken the wraps off a spanking new four-door Mazda2 Sedan that will go to the lucky winner of this year’s “I Am Carnival” SMS promotion. The super ride can be seen on show at the Festi

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“I Am Carnival” is TelEm Group theme for Carnival 2016

St. Maarten News: TelEm Group announced today that it will be adopting the theme “I Am Carnival” as a major Carnival promotional campaign during Carnival 2016/ The theme has been specially chosen to appeal for everyone in the community who enjoy

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Editorial: Stern warning

The conviction of former Prime Minister of Curacao Gerrit Schotte comes as no surprise; the evidence is simply too overwhelming. From a community point of view, the case shows that nobody is above the law. That’s a good thing and with this convict

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Opinion: Absolute power

Politicians are falling fast and hard these days. While St. Maarten is closely following the misadventures of independent MP Silvio Matser, the Court in First Instance in Curacao dealt a severe blow to former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte and his gir

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Opinion: Unforeseen circumstances

The parliamentary committee for Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication had a meeting on the agenda for 10 a.m. yesterday morning. At 9.34 a.m. we received an email with the following text: “You are hereby informed that the commi

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MP Silvio Matser in pre-trial detention – suspension questionabl e

80-year-old mother picked up for interrogation St. Maarten News – The Judge of Instruction put independent MP Silvio Matser in pretrial detention for eight days yesterday, but this decision will not lead to his suspension as a Member of Parliament

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Former Curacao Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte gets 3 years

Passive voting rights taken away for five years Curacao News – The Court in First Instance sentenced former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte to 3 years of imprisonment yesterday. His girlfriend Cicely van der Dijs received an 18-month prison sentenc

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St. Maarten Tourism Minister pleased with plane spotting promo on CNN Travel

St. Maarten News – Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Ingrid Arrindell is “very pleased” that CNN Travel carried a story where the Princess Juliana International Airport ranked among the five favorite places for plane-spotting in the world.

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Policeman Boasman laid to rest today

St. Maarten News – Policeman Anselmo Boasman who passed away on February 29 was laid to rest today. The young police officer, who succumbed to the injuries he sustained in a traffic accident will be buried with full honors. At 11 a.m. the body of

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Port girls get day out on catamaran

St. Maarten News - Port St. Maarten Management has recognized the women who work at the facility and make up approximately one third of the 79-member staff that work within the thirteen companies that make up Port St. Maarten Group of Companies. On

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Dutch island beats St. Maarten with large solar power farm

GREAT BAY – St. Maarten has more sun, but the Dutch island of Ameland will soon have the largest solar power farm in the Netherlands. It will become operational next month, broadcaster NOS reported yesterday. The size of the farm gives an idea abo

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Elderly tourist desperate for return of scootmobile

St. Maarten News – A 76-year-old frequent visitor to the island is desperate to get his stolen rental car back, in particular because in the trunk there is a Gogo scootmobile, the only means of transportation for his wife when she ventures from hom

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Former Minister Connor criticizes reversal Kim Sha development

St. Maarten News – “I would like to make public, that when I got involved in the discussions about finding a suitable location on Dutch St Maarten for a Water Treatment Facility, the country was already facing the end of an extended period and de

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St. Maarten named hot spot for bird-watching

St. Maarten News – The North American General Interest Magazine has named St. Maarten as one of the top ten destinations in the Caribbean for bird-tourism. The magazine highlighted Sint Maarten as “A hot spot for migrating sea birds with a burgeo

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Methodist Agogic Center celebrates anniversary

St. Maarten News: “The vision the Methodist Agogic Center has had for forty years to offer education from the cradle to the grave is being realized especially this year with the addition of the MAC Comprehensive School. It shows that the school is

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Opinion: Enterprise development

By Dr. Basil Springer - I promised two weeks ago to embark systematically on "the management and enterprise development" series of columns to address the specific needs of start-up and evolving businesses. After an interlude on West Indies cricketing

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Lenny Priest writes: Now or never

Dear Editor, Let’s purge St. Maarten parliament of all the vote buyers. The good name of St. Maarten once again has been dragged through the mud with the arrest of one of the Members of Parliament who is supporting the existing government. Most el

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Opinion: Xenophobic comments by MP De Weever

Independent MP Cornelius de Weever’s inability to put a simple question in the correct perspective led yesterday for the second time to an ugly outburst that seems to suggest that said MP hates the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and

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Donations political parties currently under review

Annual reports due by March 31 St. Maarten News – The Electoral Council is currently reviewing the registration of donations political parties received in 2015. The council said in a press release “that all eight registered parties should submit

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MP de Weever continues with xenophobic rant

Marlin-Romeo offers conditional support with several amendments St. Maarten News – The highly anticipated continuation of the budget meeting took less than two hours yesterday before parliament’s president Sarah Wescot-Williams suspended it unti

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Robby’s Lottery skimmed millions from turnover in St. Maarten

St. Maarten News – The trial of Robby’s Lottery owner Robbie dos Santos in Curacao that concludes today has several links to St. Maarten, or so it appears from the presentation of the case to the court by the Public Prosecutor’s Office. Dos San

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Tall Ships Day returns next year Heineken Regatta

St. Martin News - The non-profit association Caribbean Sail Training will repeat the successful Tall Ships Day it hosted last Thursday during the Commodore Cup in the Heineken Regatta next year on Thursday March 2. Several Sail Training Vessels and

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Girl sentenced for hitting stepfather with machete

St. Maarten News – A 22-year-old firebrand who could not stand the way her stepfather treated her mother received a sentence of 180 days of imprisonment, with 170 days suspended, in the Court in First Instance on Wednesday for hitting her stepfathe

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Rotary donates to Gamali Benjamin Foundation

St. Maarten News - The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle presented a check to Vice President Paul Ellinger and treasurer Marinka Gumbs of the Gamali Benjamin Foundation. Police Officer Gamali Benjamin was the first officer to be fatally shot in the

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Prosecution demands 4 years: Neighborly feud ends with another shooting

St. Maarten News - If there are no coincidences, the story of Diane Hosea S. is a remarkable one. The 35-year-old stabbed a man whom he said had fired shots at him in the past near the Festival Village on April 27, 2014; on October 22 of last year hi

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Restrictions remain in place for MP Silvio Matser

St. Maarten News – The Common Court of Justice rejected on Wednesday the request of MP Silvio Mater’s attorney Cor Merx to lift the restrictions that currently apply to his client’s detention. The reason for the rejection is that others are sti

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Bluerise sees sustainable energy future for Saba

DELFT – In the future Saba will generate all energy in a sustainable way and in the process it will also produce drinking water. That is what the Delft-based company Bluerise wants. Yesterday the company spoke with the committee for kingdom relatio

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Interpol team visits St. Maarten

St. Maarten News - A team from the Interpol Cybercrime Capacity Building Program in Latin America and the Caribbean represented by Adrian Acosta (Buenos Aires) and Steve Honnis (Singapore) met with the Interpol representative on Sint Maarten and repr

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Lighted Parade creates Rio Village on ring road

St. Maarten News - On March 9th 2016 the organizing committee of Rio Productions Lighted Parade conducted a meeting at the headquarters of Caribbean Liquors and Tobacco to complete the final details for the Lighted Parade on April 9. “It is Rio Pr

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The patriot Miguel Arrindell writes: Family values

Dear Editor, As our country deteriorates in morality and values so do the families of the country. The big picture of a successful individual is not only how much money you make but how you earn it. The beautiful aspect of a family is not how big yo

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Sarah Wescot-Williams writes: The way out

Dear Editor, The Democratic Party (DP) stand solidly with the coalition in leaving no stone unturned to get the budget of the country passed in Parliament. Because if we think the current situation is murky, imagine the following which is a very rea

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